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Brice Wallace 

Utah has the fifth-highest suicide rate in the nation. Utah’s depression rate is about 22 percent and usually runs 2 percent to 3 percent above the national rate. One in five American adults suffers from mental illness in a given year. One in seven Americans will face substance addiction.

Armed with those statistics, organizers of a recent behavioral health forum in Salt Lake City had a clear message for its audience: Businesses are not immune.

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